(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.
(BPT) - With school back in session, you might hear your kids talking about the activities they get to do in class, on field trips or in after-school activities. To make all these extra adventures successful learning opportunities for your kids, they require financing and manpower. So what can you do to keep the extracurricular programs going strong?
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, opening on Tue., Sept. 30, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
When area residents were invited to a community town hall meeting at the Pomonok-Electchester Public Library on Monday evening to discuss issues of concern, they arrived in droves, filling the makeshift meeting space to beyond capacity and showed little inhibition in letting the elected officials in attendance know their displeasures.
Hosted by Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), in conjunction with state Sen.Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) and Councilmember Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), who was unable to attend, the event also featured brief presentations by city Comptroller Scott Stringer and several city agencies.
When it comes to illegal immigration, our state and nation remain divided. On the one hand are those who want to quickly legalize most of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States — about 500,000 of whom are living in New York City — and give them the rights citizens have, and on the other hand are those who want them all deported and a flood of personnel sent to the Mexican border to lock it down.
In between are the reasonable people, including us.
olice are looking for a man who robbed a Howard Beach bank Tuesday morning that has been hit twice before in the past five years.
According to the NYPD, the suspect, a Hispanic man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, entered the Howard Beach branch of Capital One bank at 155-14 Cross Bay Blvd. at 11:15 a.m. He passed a note to a teller demanding money and the teller complied. The suspect then fled in a silver Nissan Maxima with approximately $5,000 in cash, police said. No one was injured in the robbery.
Nina Doster of Jamaica is one of several parents from throughout New York State hoping to bring about education reform by challenging the state’s tenure laws.
She is part of a lawsuit on behalf of her daughter, Patience, 10, and son, King, 6, who attend PS 140 in Jamaica.
Almost five months after a fire destroyed Plaza College’s Jackson Heights campus located within the Bruson Building, the school triumphantly opened its new Forest Hills campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by over 100 people on Friday.
Scores of Plaza College administrators, professors, students and alumni joined elected officials, such as Borough President Melinda Katz, for hors d’oeuvres on the patio and tours of the school’s first floor within the Forest Hills Tower at 118-33 Queens Blvd. to celebrate its move eastward.
St. Helen’s Catholic Academy in Howard Beach unveiled its new athletic fields in style on Friday.
New York Cosmos player Jimmy Mulligan, a Long Island native and former St. John’s University soccer star, cut the ribbon on the newly constructed soccer field, basketball court and volleyball court before taking part in an autograph session and impromptu f˘tbol match with a group of eager students.
Assemblywoman and Education Committee Chairwoman Cathy Nolan (D-Sunyside) visited and took a tour of Voice Charter School located at 37-24 12 St. in Long Island City.
Nolan, right, went with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fari–a, left, to meet with students, teachers, staff and principal Franklin Headley, center, to review the school’s programs on Monday morning.
St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows will hold its 4th Annual Walk-a-thon on Friday morning. The event will benefit the ongoing construction and renovation plans for the school’s music and science programs.
The walk is a community effort as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents come together to benefit future students.
(NAPSI)—Recently, a program that helps put young people on a path to careers in science put one young man on a path that led to the White House.
(NAPSI)—The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.
(NAPSI)—Kids learning bystander CPR may be the answer to reducing death from the 420,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year. Sadly, most of those victims die because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. Further complicating the issue are the disparities among Latinos and African Americans, who are 30 percent less likely to have bystander CPR performed on them in an emergency, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. People who live in lower-income, African-American neighborhoods are 50 percent less likely to have CPR performed.
(NAPSI)—Many are surprised to learn that permanent life insurance can provide more than standard financial protection for their family. That may explain why, despite being one of the most flexible financial solutions available, it tends to be underused. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning & Progress Study, just slightly less than a quarter of Americans currently hold a permanent life insurance policy.
(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children—today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.
College admissions offices and prominent employers recognize the value of cultural intelligence, which educational travel can foster. (NAPS)
St. Helen’s Catholic Academy in Howard Beach unveiled its new athletic fields in style on Friday. New York Cosmos player Jimmy Mulligan, a Long Island native and former St. John’s University soccer star, cut the ribbon on the newly constructed soccer field, basketball court and volleyball court before taking part in an autograph session and impromptu fùtbol match with a group of eager students. St. Helen’s Principal Christine Zerillo said it took an entire summer of tireless work by companies such as F1 Construction and Lisena Family Landscaping, whose representatives attended the event, but she expects her students to benefit greatly. — Christopher Barca
Mulligan signs autographs for two smiling St. Helen’s students. He signed copies of his player card, notebooks, phone cases, soccer balls and even writing utensils for dozens more students outside the Howard Beach school.
Mulligan happily signs a young student’s book.
(Family Features) We all know it's important to start the day off with a healthy breakfast. As a parent, you also have lunch covered for your hungry student, whether it's packed in a brown bag or eaten in the cafeteria. But after a busy day of learning, young tummies often need a wholesome after-school snack to tide them over until dinner.
(BPT) - The first months of the school year are full of new lessons and experiences for children. While subjects like history, science and math aim to prepare kids for college and careers, there’s one vitally important educational goal that falls to parents to fulfill – financial education.
Tiffany and Elpida Hatzidimitriu, students at MS 158 in Bayside, say airplane noise affects them in the classroom.